31 years with car dealership not enough for Craig woman

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Edith Martin worked at Cook Chevrolet while its owner, Scott Cook, was in high school.

She started working at the car dealership 31 years ago, and she's worked in the parts department most of that time.

"It was a challenge, and we have grown considerably," Martin said.

Larry Cook owned the business when Martin started work in the bookkeeping department.

Part of her day was spent figuring repairs and doing cashier work for the parts department.

When the parts department manager left, Martin said she'd like to move to that department full-time and filled the position in the mid-1970s.

Then Cook Chevrolet moved from Fourth Street to Victory Way.

Martin has seen some changes during her time at the dealership.

They always have sold many parts for trucks and four-wheel drive vehicles, but they've sold many car parts, too, since they started dealing Subarus in about 1981, she said.

Someday she thinks she'll retire, but she has no plans to do so soon.

Martin still has family in Craig. Her brother's family lives here, and her parents are local. She spends time caring for them.

Martin has read the Daily Press since it was the Northwest Empire Courier. This is the second reader profile written on her. The first was written for a woman's magazine the paper used to publish.

Rob Gebhart can be reached at 824-7031 or rgebhart@craigdailypress.com.

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